Anonymous Celebrity

Anonymous Celebrity

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What if a man were so shallow that he couldn't believe his life had meaning unless he was loved and desired by millions of people? What if everything he learned from his television, from the movies, from what he heard on the radio, was treated as an absolute and incontrovertible truth? And what, then, if this man was amoral, cunning, and willing to lie, seduce, and kill to save himself from anonymity? With an army of consultants, a library of qhowtoq manuals, and an endless variety of product placements at his behest, the hero of Anonymous Celebrity sets out to become king of his own little world--which unfortunately turns out to be the same one the rest of us live in. Equal parts Nabokov, All About Eve, and Big Brother, this is a bawdy, irreverent indictment of our self-absorbed culture of celebrity, where to be anything less than famous means being something less than human...MONSTER Bette Davis being interviewed on a cable channel: a€œUnless you are known as a monster, youa#39;ll never become a star.a€ The interview ... Bette was right, however, as Ia#39;ve just noted in my Manual. She knew. ... She was obsessed with order and cleanliness and afraid of bee stings and being bitten by cats. Of course , Ianbsp;...

Title:Anonymous Celebrity
Author:Ignácio de Loyola Brandão, Nelson Vieira
Publisher:Dalkey Archive Press - 2009


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